Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297667
Title:
Mental illness: the neglected quarter
Authors:
Amnesty International (Irish Section)
Publisher:
Amnesty International (Irish Section)
Issue Date:
May-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/297667
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Amnesty International (Irish Section) launched a campaign on the rights of people with mental illness in February 2003, with the publication of a report, ‘Mental Illness: the Neglected Quarter’, 2 outlining its concerns about the mental health services currently available in the Republic of Ireland (Ireland). 3 Much progress, has of course, been achieved in Irish mental health care in recent years. For centuries, in Ireland as throughout much of the world, people with mental illness were separated from the rest of society and placed for long periods in large institutions with little or no treatment, or worse, with radical and dangerous therapies applied to them. Today, the situation has much improved with a shift towards community-based services and greater protection for those in in-patient care. This aim of this report is to raise awareness of the fact that absolute or relative disregard of the needs of the homeless people with, or at risk of mentally illness is a serious human rights issue; and that Ireland’s homeless population has the right to the best available mental health care, and the highest attainable standard of mental health, which is currently not being respected.
Keywords:
MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER; HUMAN RIGHTS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAmnesty International (Irish Section)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-09T11:27:41Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-09T11:27:41Z-
dc.date.issued2003-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/297667-
dc.descriptionAmnesty International (Irish Section) launched a campaign on the rights of people with mental illness in February 2003, with the publication of a report, ‘Mental Illness: the Neglected Quarter’, 2 outlining its concerns about the mental health services currently available in the Republic of Ireland (Ireland). 3 Much progress, has of course, been achieved in Irish mental health care in recent years. For centuries, in Ireland as throughout much of the world, people with mental illness were separated from the rest of society and placed for long periods in large institutions with little or no treatment, or worse, with radical and dangerous therapies applied to them. Today, the situation has much improved with a shift towards community-based services and greater protection for those in in-patient care. This aim of this report is to raise awareness of the fact that absolute or relative disregard of the needs of the homeless people with, or at risk of mentally illness is a serious human rights issue; and that Ireland’s homeless population has the right to the best available mental health care, and the highest attainable standard of mental health, which is currently not being respected.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmnesty International (Irish Section)en_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERen_GB
dc.subjectHUMAN RIGHTSen_GB
dc.titleMental illness: the neglected quarteren_GB
dc.typeReporten
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